Selected Student Films 2018

 Bloody Fairy Tales

Czech Republic, 2018, 8 min, 2D

Directors: Tereza Kovandova

Producers: Studio FAMU

Synopsis: Five classical fairy tales, recreated in an unreasonably violent way. Keep away from children. They might like it. Red riding hood, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast. Those and two more famous stories twisted into one minute episodes filled with dark humor, cynicism, and also a bit of modernization. Unpredictable storylines, love, sex, drugs and lack of happy ends. Fairy tales for the new millennium.

 

Catch

Bulgaria, 2018, 4 min, 2D

Directors: Martin Ivanov

Producers: Martin Ivanov

Synopsis: A skillful fisherman, who is also a masterful cook, builds a kitchen at the end of a wooden quay in preparation for his catch. He doesn't have the slightest idea that on the hook of his rod, awaits something exceeding his biggest expectations.

 

In our skin

United Kingdom, 2017, 4 min, 2D

Directors: Rosa Beiroa

Producers: Rosa Beiroa

Synopsis: In Our Skin is a celebration of nudity and freedom of women within their own bodies. It is a film about form, volume and shape, from the beauty of a fold of skin to the delicacy of a touch. The film highlights the exceptional and extraordinary that lies within the seemingly routine gestures of undressing and creates a connection with often overlooked feelings and sensations. ‘Every freckle on her back is an entrance into a universe of morphing bodies.’

 

Wedding Day

Czech Republic, 2017, 4 min, 2D

Directors: Zuzana Čupová

Producers: Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Synopsis: The story about Czech folk wedding. Made on Furiant music from Antonín Dvořák's Slavonic dances.

 

The fruits of Clouds

 fruits

Czech Republic, 2017, 10 min, Cut-outs

Directors: Katerina Karhánková

Producers: MasterFilm, s.r.o., Studio FAMU

Synopsis: On the glades surrounded by dark woods, Furry together with a group of friends, live in the burrows. They feed themselves only by seeds which becоme glowing fruit after touching the ground. However, these appear only rarely. The animals’ fear of the woods does not allow them to leave the glade and head off to look for the food somewhere else. Instead, they resignedly wait until it falls from the sky. Furry does not want only to wait. The wood awakens curiosity in him. He wants to know.

 

Mirror

 Germany, 2016, 5 min, Drawing on paper, Cut-outs

Directors: Anna Lytton

Producers: Ute Dilger

Synopsis: To touch and be touched, to reveal and conceal. Pencil lines exploring skin, an inner world made visible on the body’s outer layer. Movements and gestures become manifestations of the relationship between the body and my drawings.

 

The Road Taken

 

Singapore, 2017, 1 min, 2D

Directors: Jennifer Chua

Producers: Jennifer Chua

Synopsis: In life, it is all about the choices we make and how the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose. A creature travels through the woods, eventually coming upon a crossroad and makes a decision.

 

Enough

United Kingdom, 2017, 2 min, Puppets, Stop motion

Directors: Anna Mantzaris

Producers: Royal College of Art

Synopsis: Moments of lost self-control.

 

The Tabacco Shop 

 

Israel, 2017, 2 min, Puppets, Stop motion

Directors: Gili Shaanan

Producers:  Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Synopsis: Confined in his room a man is entrapped in thoughts about possibilities he will never pursue, disengaging more and more from the actualities outside his window. Inspired by 'The Tabacco Shop' a poem by Fernando Pessoa.

 

Ethno

Bulgaria, 2016, 2 min, 2D

Directors: Elitza Kostadinova

Producers: New Bulgarian University

Synopsis: Part of the life cycle, from birth to physical death, symbolically collected from sunrise to sunset in a day, as short as human life is short in the eternal circle of time and space, in a picturesque village, through a generalized picture of the idyllic rural lifestyle of their everyday life, marked by folk tradition.

 

Boxed Out

 

Bulgaria, 2017, 3 min, Stop motion

Directors: Maria Maneva

Producers: New Bulgarian University

Synopsis: This is a movie for a man made of matches who needs to conquer all matchboxes. And what is the price?

 

Sigh of sighs

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South Korea, 2018, 6 min, 2D

Directors: GIM Bo-seong

Synopsis: "A whale is being neglected and decayed since it has been drifted on the shore of Han River. Such strange things happen but no one in the city cares, only a dog and birds are around the whale. These sceneries are a remembrance of the depression which has been hanging over South Korea quite a while."

 

The Starry Night

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South Korea, 2017, 9 min, 2D, 3D

Directors: LEE Jonghoon

Synopsis: An old man and his dog ‘Black’ go on a journey to the island which was the old man’s hometown in the starry night. Old man and Black meet a beautiful woman when they arrive at a silent beach.

 

The hunter

Finland, Japan, 2018, 5 min, Watercolor, 3D

Directors: Jari Vaara

Producers: Jari Vaara

Synopsis: Man hunts dinner at forest but things do not go as planned.

 

Threads

United States, 2017, 1 min, Stop motion

Directors: Michael Aiello

Producers:  Michael Aiello

 

The Northeast Kingdom

United States, 2017, 8 min, 2D

Directors: Alan Jennings

Producers: Alan Jennings

Synopsis: A small tight knit New England community is shaken by the arrival of a newcomer. Meanwhile, a mythical creature quietly affects the lives of the locals.

 

Exit

Poland, 2017, 4 min, Other

Directors: Jerzy Tabor

Producers: Agata Golanska

Synopsis: Tram passengers fall into a somnambulist trans.

 

 

 

 

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